In Enscape it is possible to create and save pre-defined Views and then link those Views to a Settings Preset that have been Saved to the Project.
The basic procedure to create a view is:
You will find the Create View button located in the View Management area of the Enscape Viewport toolbar. This means that you must have Enscape running and the Enscape Viewport in focus.
If you need to delete a View at any point, this is always performed via Rhino
The View Management button in the Enscape Viewport UI
Once you have clicked the View Management button, the associated panel will open where you will see a Search field, 2 View categories; Favorites and Untitled (the second being a dynamic category that is replaced with the open CAD project name), and the Create View button.
The View Management panel open in the Enscape viewport
You can create a View directly in Enscape or via Rhino. What follows is the method for achieving this directly in Enscape, and the methods for achieving this in Rhino.
You have decided on a position in your project you would like to create a View from. Once you have also set any camera specific settings or Visual Settings, including applying styles to the projects geometry in Rhino, click the Create button. This will open the Create View panel where you will be prompted to provide the CAD View Name, as well as optionally Mark the View as a Favorite, and use the Linked Visual Preset option, which is discussed here. You can also save the Sun Position, as well as Update the View The later options can also be edited and applied at a later date.
Giving the View a CAD Name
If you haven’t named the View, the Create button will not be available. So, name the View first which will allow you to click the Create button to save your first View in Enscape.
Giving the View a CAD Name
Click the left pointing arrow / chevron located to the left of Edit View to go back to View Management panel. Or, click the X to the right of Edit View to close down the View Management panel altogether.
Favorite View and Linked Visual Preset options
In addition to the method stated above for creating a View in Enscape, it is also possible to create the View directly in Rhino itself.
Open Rhino’s Named View window, click on the ‘Create using widget…’ button in the Named Views window.
You will then be presented with a dialogue box requesting that you name that view.
Create View button in Rhino
Create View dialogue box in Rhino
Name the View and click OK to close that window.
Rhino will then ask you to pick your Target. This can be seen in Rhino’s command line section, where the word ‘Target’ is displayed, indicating that you need to select the focal point of a camera.
Select Target in Rhino
Once you have selected your target, Rhino will then ask you for the camera location. You will see the word ‘Location’ displayed in the Rhino command line, and a camera, with its viewport dimensions will be displayed in the Rhino Viewports:
Create New Camera Location in Rhino
After selecting the camera location, you will then be prompted to define the lens length.
Set the View's Lens Length in Rhino
Once the lens length has been set, the view will be created and this will appear in Rhino’s Named Views window under the name you specified in the ‘Create Named View Using Widget’ window.
Saving the Time of Day with a View is not possible in Rhino.
Named Views window in Rhino
To select a view when using Rhino, you can either select via the Enscape View Management panel, or via Rhino’s Named Views dialog. Updating is performed in the Rhino Named Views dialog, where you need to save the view after updating it.
To update a view with a new position, click the Edit Button on the view you would like to update:
You should now see a section called Camera. This is where you will have a section for the X, Y, Z , Orientation, Pitch and Yaw
*Pitch = degrees up and down
*Yaw is the degree in rotation
Once you start moving around in the Enscape window to the new desired position, you will see all these values updated.
*If you want to undo this, simply click the undo button and it will revert back to the original position.
Once you are happy with the new position of the view, simply click the Save Button at the bottom of the menu and the new changes will be reflected in Rhino view as well.
Edit View Button
Update Views Settings
Camera Values Updated